Patrick H. Garrett, SPPA, AIC, General Contractor

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Patrick H. Garrett | SPPA, AIC, CGC
President

 

Patrick H. Garrett began his career working alongside his father within the insurance restoration industry. His father owned a construction company that worked exclusively for insurance companies.

Managing his first loss at eighteen, Mr. Garrett has worked with in all facets of the construction industry. Coupled with the tutelage of his father and combined with his experience, representation of policyholders is in its second generation.

He has represented clients during every natural disaster to affect Florida’s coast since 1995. Licensed within nine coastal states, his firm, North American Insurance Consultants, Inc., has the exceptional ability and talents to resolve first-party losses as well as assist in third-party issues. Mr. Garrett has earned the highest certification of contracting within the State of Florida General Contractor, achieved the distinguished, designation of Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) and the Associate in Claims (AIC) from The Insurance Institutes of America. Additionally, he has served as guest speaker for the Windstorm Insurance Network, CLE International, CAl’s Suncoast Chapter, and other associations. He has served on the board and is a founding member of his state organization, FAPIA, and longtime member of the national organization (NAPIA).

As a fifth generation Floridian, Mr. Garrett understands the dynamics of this state’s insurance industry and the events affecting our properties. North American Insurance Consultants (NAIC, Inc.) was incorporated in 1990 to assist those professionals and property exposures with claims adjusting. In addition to Florida, NAIC, Inc. also extends its services to other states – Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey and New York.

NAIC, Inc. has over 35 years combined adjusting, insurance and construction industry experience. Accurate documentation and claim preparation are the keys to negotiating settlements. Our knowledge of such complex issues makes NAIC, Inc. a firm that exhibits the attention to detail that facilitates equitable settlements.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over thirty- five years experience within the construction and insurance industries
  • Managed insurance claims for losses due to:
    • Windstorms
    • Floods
    • Sinkholes
    • Water
    • Collapse
    • Fire
    • Vehicle vs. Building
    • Personal Property Inventories
    • Business Interruption
    • Rental Income
    • Additional Living Expenses
  • Assisted in Third-Party Claims regarding Construction Defect and First-Party Litigation Construction & Damage Consultant
  • Managed claims against insurers that include the following natural disasters:
    • Hurricane Irma (2017)
    • Hurricane Nate (2017)
    • Hurricane Matthew (2016)
    • Hurricane Hermine (2016)
    • Hurricane Dennis (2005)
    • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
    • Hurricane Wilma (2005)
    • Hurricane Charley (2004)
    • Hurricane Francis (2004)
    • Hurricane Ivan (2004)
    • Hurricane Jeanne (2004)
    • Hurricane Floyd (2000)
    • Hurricane Irene (1999)
    • Hurricane Georges – Florida and Alabama (1998)
    • Hurricane Danny – Florida and Alabama (1997)
    • Hurricane Josephine (1996)
    • Hurricane Erin (1995)
    • Hurricane Opal (1995)

Education

Professional Experience

  • 1995 – Present President, North American Insurance Consultants, Inc., Tampa, Florida
  • 1998 – Present Appointed Insurance Appraiser
  • 1998 – Present Civil-court expert witness
  • 1995 – 1982 Construction Industry Florida

Professional Affiliations

Seminars

  • Windstorm Insurance Conference – Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. – 1999-Present
  • Windstorm Insurance Conference – Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc., – Speaker 2003
  • Windstorm Insurance Conference – Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. – Umpire Certification 2012
  • Windstorm Insurance Conference – Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. – Appraiser Certification 2014
  • Certified insurance Counselors – Commercial Casualty 2000
  • National Flood Insurance Program – CCI and General Flood Approved
  • Florida Windstorm Certification Program – 2000
  • CLE International, – Speaker 2002
  • Cam-Tech School of Construction – 2004 CE
  • Florida Contractor’ School – 2006-present CE
  • BOMA of Tampa Bay – Speaker 2007

Licenses / Designations

  • Certified General Contractor – Florida 1504657 – 2002
  • Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) – The Insurance Institute of America – 2013
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) – The Insurance Institutes of America – 2004
  • State of Florida All-Lines) – Public Adjuster A093884, 1995-Present
  • Additional states licensed to practice:
    Georgia , South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey & New York

Articles / Features

  • Tampa Tribune, – August 2005
  • Florida Community Association Journal, – July 2007
  • News media interviews

James A. Garrett

Public Adjuster / Appraiser

Mr. Garrett has been a licensed insurance professional for over 18 years and adjusting with the firm for 14 years. He has extensive knowledge in all claim types  versed in construction management and estimating. Large losses to your household water claim he excels in not only his craft, but client relationships. His extensive background and experience provides client’s with the results they deserve.

Kendra Parry Williams

Accounting / Public Adjuster Apprentice

Mrs. Williams has worked for the firm for 8 years and earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida. She has oversight of the firm’s daily operations and accounting. Her proven skills in the field along with coordinating and scheduling large loss inspections is coupled with being an inventory specialist that is an huge asset to the firm.

Terri M. Garrett

HR / Accounting

Mrs. Garrett was a commercial property agent for over 15 years prior to joining the firm. Her skill set is extensive in coverages, policy review and insurable interests. She oversees the firm’s operations and is the lead administrator for the firm.

What Our Satisfied Clients Have To Say

I would like to thank you for the great job you have done. I'm really glad we came in contact with you & your business. I can only think of the number of people that just accepted the original offers from their insurance companies.

The Hollands Gulf Breeze, FL May 23, 2015